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Bibliographie des publications les plus importantes de Dhruv RAINA


Dhruv Raina, Bernal: the Last Great Amateur of Science, in Kannada; translated by C.Yethiraju; Tumkur, 1990.

S.Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina (Eds.), Situating the History of Sciences: Dialogues with Joseph Needham, Oxford University Press, 1999.

Dhruv Raina, Nationalism, Institutional Science and the Politics of Knowledge: Ancient Indian Astronomy and Mathematics in the Landscape of French Enlightenment Historiography, Institutionen för vetenskapsteori, Göteborgs Universitet, Rapport Nr. 201, ISSN 0348-5560, 1999.

Dhruv Raina, Images and Contexts: Studies in the Historiography of Science in India, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, Assimilating Modern Science, Tulika Books, forthcoming.


Science policy.

Dhruv Raina, 'On the Methodology of Preparing a Science and Technology Plan', in A. Ahmed, M.A. Qureshi (eds.), Science and Society, NISTADS UNESCO, 1984.

Dhruv Raina and Vinod Vyasulu, 'Science, Technology and the Non Role of Parliament', Economic and Political Weekly, xix, 4, 1984, 165 66.

Dhruv Raina, 'Science Commoditised or Science for Consumption', KRVP Workshop on Minimum Core Science and Technology Package, IISc, Bangalore, Feb. 1990; published in Economic and Political Weekly, 6th October 1990, 2247-2245

Dhruv Raina, 'Scientific Reflexivity: The Public Understanding of Science and why Scientism beats a Retreat', Economic and Political Weekly, vol.XXVIII, no.42, October 16, 1993, 2258-2261.

Dhruv Raina, 'Where the History of Science Informs Science Policy: An Indian Fin de Siecle Scenario on the 'New Knowledge' and Development', text of lecture delivered at International Centre of Theoretical Physics at Trieste; News from ICTP - No 74/75 -September -October 1993, 14-17.

Dhruv Raina and Ashok Jain, 'Interdisciplinary Studies at NISTADS', Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 19,3, 1994, 211 -217.

Dhruv Raina, 'The Science Congress in a New Context: Some Reflections', Prepared for the Jaipur Science Congress, January 1994. Published in Science and Culture, 60, 1-12, pp.81-83.

Dhruv Raina, 'Science and its publics', India International Centre Quarterly, Summer 1999, pp.42-53.

Philosophy of Science

Dhruv Raina, 'Quantum Logic, Copenhagen Interpretation and Instrumentalism', Journal of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research, v, 3, 1988.

Dhruv Raina and Navjyoti Singh, 'The Jaina Theory of Motion', Arhat Vacana 1, 1, 1988. Earlier presented at the International Conference on Jaina Mathematics and Cosmology, 1985.

Dhruv Raina, 'A Historio-Philosophical Investigation of Anti-Science: The Phenomenological Encounter', Journal of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research, vi, 1, 1988, 47 -59.

Studies on the Politics of Knowledge in Colonial India

S.Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina, 'The Introduction of Modern Science into India: A Study of Ramchundra, Educationist and Mathematician', Annals of Science, 46, (1989), 610-597; also Habib and Raina, 'Vaijnanik Soch ko Samarpit', Sancha, June-July, 1988, 83-76.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'Cultural Foundations of a Nineteenth Century Mathematical Project', Economic and Political Weekly, xxiv, 37, 1989.

S.Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina, 'Copernicus, Colombus, Colonialism, and the Role of Science in Nineteenth Century India', Social Scientist, 17, 1989, 66-51.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'Ramchundra's Treatise through the Haze of the Golden Sunset: The Aborted Pedagogy', Social Studies of Science, vol.20 (1990), 72-455.

Dhruv Raina, 'Ramchundra's Treatise Through the Unsentimentalised Light of Mathematics or the Mathematical Foundation of a Cultural Project': Presented at the International Colloquium on Science and Empires, Paris (CNRS), 1990; modified version of the paper with the same title appeared in Historia Mathematica, 19, (1992), 384-371

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'Technical Content and Social Context: Locating Technical Institutes. The First Two Decades in the History of the Kala Bhavan (1910-1890), in P. Petitjean et al. (eds.), Science and Empires, 136-121, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Netherlands, 1992. A longer version appeared as 'Technical Institutes in Colonial India: Kala Bhavan, Baroda (1890-1910)', Economic and Political Weekly, xxvi, 46, Nov. 1991, 2619 -2624.

S.Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina, 'The Discourse on Scientific Rationality: A Study of Master Ramchandra', in T.Niranjana, P.Sudhir, V.Dhareshwar, Interrogating Modernity: Culture and Colonialism in India, Seagull Books, 1993, pp.369-375.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'The Unfolding of an Engagement: The Dawn on Science, Technical Education and Industrialisation', Studies in History, 9,1, 1993, 117-87.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'Bhadralok Perceptions of Science, Technology and Cultural Nationalism', Indian Economic and Social History Review, 32, 1, 1995, pp. 95 -117.

Dhruv Raina, 'Mathematics and Colonialism: Another Version in the Empire Strikes Back Series', Bulletin of Sciences, October-December,1991, 26-22.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'The Moral Legitimation of Science: Bhadralok Reflections on the Theory of Evolution', Social Studies of Science 26 (1996), 9-42.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'Patronage, Rivalry and Competition: The Structure of Scientific Exchange', Presented at the ORSTOM Conference;

Beyond the Metropolis: Science in 2000, September 1994; published as 'The Structure of Scientific Exchanges in the Age of Colonialism: Patronage, Competition and Rivalry', in Patrick Petitjean (Ed.), Les Sciences Coloniales: Figures et Institutions, vol.2, ORSTOM Editions, Paris, 1997.

Dhruv Raina, Ashok Jain, 'Big Science and the University in India', John Krige and Dominique Pestre (Eds.), Science in the Twentieth Century, Harwood Publishers, 1997, 859-877.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'Intersecting Frames: Colonialism, Nationalism and the Institutionalisation of Science in India', for the UNESCO Volume on The Cultural History of Mankind, Volume 8, forthcoming.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'The National Movement in India and the Creation of a Scientific and Industrial Research System', for the UNESCO Volume on The Cultural History of Mankind, Volume 8, forthcoming.

Dhruv Raina, 'Visvesvaraya as Engineer-Sociologist and the Evolution of his Techno-Economic Vision', Presented at XIIIth Course for Senior Executives on Leadership and Society: An Integrated Approach to Knowledge and Information, National Institute for Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 7th January 1999. Published NIAS lecture L1, 2001.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'The Voyages of Abu Talib Khan and Le Gentil: A Preliminary Comparative Study of the Scientific Imagination in Eighteenth Century Indian and French Travelogues', appearing in Epistemologie, 2002

Science and Social Movements

Dhruv Raina, 'The Technological Determinism Embodied in a Development Research Programme: Or Doing Appropriate Technology in a Big-Science/High-TechEnvironment', Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 52, July 1993, 471-482.

Dhruv Raina, 'The Lost Frontiers of Popular Science: A Taxonomy of Popular Writing on Science (1850 - 1914)', Presented at the Seminar on Science Popularization in Pre-Independence India, New Delhi, April 21, 1995; A modified version of this paper is appearing as 'Lamenting the Past, Anticipating the Future: A Chronology of Popular Science Writing in India (1850 - 1914)' in Narender K.Sehgal, Satpal Sangwan and Subodh Mahanti (Eds.), Uncharted Terrains: Essays on Science Popularization in Pre-Independence India, Vigyan Prasar, 2000, pp.54-64.

Social Theory of Science and Technology

Dhruv Raina, 'Situating the History of Technology in a Philosophical Triptych: Contours for Future Research', International Atomic Energy Agency and UNESCO, International Centre for Theoretical Physics IC/93/88, 1993.

Dhruv Raina, 'The Tension Between Romanticism and Scientism in Pre-colonial Reconstructions of Science in India', EASST Newsletter 13, 2 (1994), 2-15.

Dhruv Raina, 'Tensions in Colonial and Post-colonial Reconsturctions of Science in India', EASST Newsletter 13, 3, 1994, 20-27.

Dhruv Raina, 'The Dialectic of the Scientistic and Romantic: Tensions in Colonial and Post-colonial Reconstructions of Science in India', Presented at the 13th European Congress of Modern South Asian Studies, September, 1994, Toulouse. This is a detailed version of the papers that appeared in the EASST Newsletter. A modified version of this paper entitled 'Evolving Perspectives on Science and History: A Chronicle of Modern India's Scientific Enchantment and Disenchantment (1850 - 1980)', Social Epistemology, 11, 1, 1997, 3-24.

Dhruv Raina, 'The Early Years of P.C.Ray: The Inauguration of the School of Chemistry and the Social History of Science', Science Technology & Society ,2, 1, 1997,1-40.

Dhruv Raina, 'Changing Perspectives on Science and Politics: Nazism and the Science of Rassen Hygiene', Germinal,1, 1994, 128-138.

Dhruv Raina, 'Homage to an Honarary Taoist', Economic and Political Weekly July 1995, 1904 -1906.

Dhruv Raina, 'Reconfiguring the Centre! On the Structure of Scientific Exchages in Colonial India', Minerva, 34: 161 - 176, 1996.

Dhruv Raina, 'Ray's 'Life and Experiences' as a Text on the History of Science', in Santimay Chatterjee, M.K.Dasgupta, Amitabha Ghosh (Eds.), Studies in History of Sciences, The Asiatic Society, Calcutta, 1997, 25-42.

Dhruv Raina, 'A Historiographic Review of the Indian Journal of the History of Science and a Prelimnary Sociology of the Discipline in India', NISTADS-MIMEOGRAPH HPSS/ 960522, 1996. Modified Version of this paper Dhruv Raina, 'Historiographic Concerns Underlying Indian Journal of History of Science: A Bibliometric Inference', Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XXXIII, 8, February 21, 1998, pp.407- 414.

Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, 'The Missing Picture: The Non-emergence of a Needhamian History of Sciences of India', Presented at Science the Refreshing River: International Conference on Science and Civilisations, New Delhi, September 1996, in S.Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina (Eds), Situating the History of Sciences: Dialogues with Joseph Needham, Oxford University Press, 1999, pp.279-302. Published as 'Queshi de tuxiang: LiyuePi ghi de Yindu bexue shi he yi mo-yu chuxian', in Liu Dunn and Wang Yangzong (Eds.) Zhongguo bexue yu kexue geming: Liyue nanh ji qi xiangguan wenji yanjui lun zhuxuan, Shenyang (Liaoning Province), 2002, pp.759-781.

Dhruv Raina, 'Beyond the Diffusionist History of Colonial Science', Social Epistemology, 1998, 12, 2, 203-213.

Dhruv Raina, 'Introduction', in S.Irfan Habib, Dhruv Raina, (Eds.) Situating the History of Sciences: Dialogues with Joseph Needham, Oxford University Press,1999, pp.1 -15.

Dhruv Raina, 'French Jesuit Scientists in India: Historical Astronomy in the Discourse on India (1670-1770)', Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XXXIV, January 1999, pe 30-38.

Dhruv Raina, 'L'essor et le declin de l'ethnographie: les ,mémoires de Le Gentil sur l'astronomie indienne: (1760-1787)', Rencontre avec l'Inde, Tome XXVII, 1998, pp.113-128.

Dhruv Raina, 'From West to Non-West?: Basalla's Three Stage Model Revisited', Science as Culture,8, 4, 1999; 497-516.

Dhruv Raina, 'Modernisation in East Asia: Alternate Theories of Science' Science as Culture, 8, 2, 1999, pp. 239-249.

Dhruv Raina, '`The Present in the Past: Trajectories for the Social History of Science', in Romila Thapar (Ed.), India: Another Millennium?, Viking, 2000, pp.17-35.

Dhruv Raina, 'Jean-Baptiste Biot on the History of Indian Astronomy (1830-1860): The Nation in the Post-Enlightenment Historiography of Science', appearing in Indian Journal of History of Science , 35, 4 2000, 319-346.

Dhruv Raina, 'Disciplinary Boundaries and Civilisational Encounter: the Mathematics and Astronomy of India in Delambre's Histoire (1800-1820)', Studies in History , 17, 2, 2001.

Dhruv Raina, 'Cognitive Homologies in the Studies of science in Indian Antiquity: A Historiographic Axis of the Indian Journal of History of Science', in Alain Arrault and Catherine Jami (Eds.), Science and Technology in East Asia: The Legacy of Joseph Needham, Brepols:Belgium, 2001; pp. 95-110.

Dhruv Raina, 'Betwixt Jesuit and Enlightenment Historiography: The Context of jean-Sylvain Bailly's History of Indian Astronomy', appearing in Revue d'Histoire de Mathematiques, 2002.

Dhruv Raina, 'A Wider Horizon: Reflections upon Postcolonial and Multicultural Theories of Science' appearing in Science, Technology & Society, 2003.

Dhruv Raina, 'Towards a Global History of Science', in Abhay Kumar, Prasenjit Bose, Samik Lahiri (eds.), Behind the Blackboard: Contemporary Perspectives on Indian Education, Volume 2, 2002, pp. 136-149.

Dhruv Raina, 'A Postcolonial Reading of the Enlightenment's History of non-Western mathematics', in Alain le Pichon (Ed.), Les Assises de la Connaissance Réciproque, Le Robert, 2003, pp. 129-139.


Dhruv Raina, B.M.Gupta, Rohit Kandhari, 'Evolutionary Trends and Collaboration in Indian Physics: A Study of Four Disciplines and Four Physicists', Scientometrics, 33, 3, 1995, pp. 295 - 314.

Dhruv Raina and B.M.Gupta, 'Four Aspects of the Institutionalization of Physics Research in India: Between Sociology and Bibliometrics', Scientometrics, 1998, 42, 1, 17-40.

A.K.N. Reddy, S. Rajagopalan, Dhruv Raina, 'The Functions of National and State Level Science and Technology Bodies 'Some Suggestions', Second Workshop of State Councils for Science and Technology, Trivandrum, April 1983.

Dhruv Raina, 'From Derivation to Postulation: A Preliminary Investigation on the Structural Inversion in Physics', ICPR - NISTADS Report, 1986.

Dhruv Raina, Gauhar Raza, Bharvi Dutt, Surjeet Singh, 'The Social Context of Scientific Attitudes: Representations of Science at a Congregation of religious Pilgrims in Northern India (Allahabad Kumbh Mela, 1989)', NISTADS mimeograph 1993.

Dhruv Raina, T.V.Venkateswaran, Rammi Kapoor, 'International Catalog of Sources for History of Physical and Applied Sciences: From Indian Research Institutes, Foundations and Universities', NISTADS REPORT - HPSS/ 940131, 1994.


Newspapers: The Hindu.

Journals: Current Literature of Science of Science, Current Science, Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Science as Culture, Seminar, Social Epistemology, The Book Review.

Magazines: Down to Earth.

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